We create custom harps, repair, restore, or re-create harps.   

If you're looking for a custom harp, we can design one for you that's built to your preferences for size, number and type of strings, range of notes, type of tuning, string spacing and pull, choice of levers, designs, finish, wow, there's a lot to it and it's all right there in your head.

The process begins simply enough.  Just go to the CONTACT  page and tell me what you want. Send me pictures or a sketch; that's a great place to start.  We'll put our heads together and develop a simple specification so I can give you an estimate.  When you decide to proceed, we'll get a little more detailed with the "what's it going to look like, how much will it cost, and when can I have it".  We share the responsibility throughout your project with regular communication.  This keeps me on track and accountable for giving you exactly what you want when you want it.

You will receive the complete design package along with your harp.  This includes a string chart with the type, size, vibrating length, and tension for each string.  All of the calculations for structure, resonator and sound hole sizing are also included so you'll know your harp inside and out. We will also provide you with the construction log and pictures. 

You may find one of the instruments in our HARPS page appealing.  These harps are already built out, strung, and tuned.  You can choose options for these just as you can for a custom.

We can fix just about anything concerning non-pedal harps.  Your harp is repairable.  We can replace strings, install and regulate levers, tune, repair the finish or replace wooden parts.  A cracked or broken neck, soundboard, pillar or resonator - let us take a look at it, it just might be a keeper!

If you have an antique or vintage harp, it can probably be restored to playable condition and probably worth your time to let us give you an estimate. 

Working from pictures, sketches, available plans can take us a long way to recreating older style instruments.  Send us what you have and we'll respond with an estimate.

Located in Upstate South Carolina, we can ship anywhere using FedEx or UPS. 

PLAIN ENGLISH VERSION - Any harp made by VAVRA Harp is warranteed for as long as you own it with the following limitations: Strings wear out and break; I don't warrant them. Harps aren't made to kick around, soak up liquids, or be used as pidgeon roosts; I won't repair your abuse.  I do warrant the wood, joints, and craftsmanship, including gold gilding, for as long as you own it.  That ought to take the worry off.

For CUSTOM HARPS, payment of the initial costs (usually materials) agreed to during the concept phase is due before work begins with remaining balance due before items are shipped. 

For READY TO SHIP HARPS and anything else, payment is due before items are shipped.

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